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Issues of media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue have gained importance for governments, communities and citizens. The UNESCO- UNAOC Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network was set-up to promote these issues. Every year, the MILID Network co-organizes MILID Week, usually with an international conference as a key feature. This serves as a space to promote contact and cooperation between international organizations, associations, NGOs, universities, media, research groups, researchers, teachers, and students from around the world working in media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue.

The 2015 Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Week will run from 22 to 28 June 2015.

As part of MILID week, the MILID conference will take place 26-27 June in Philadelphia, PA USA. The conference will be co-located with the conference for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). The 2015 MILID conference will be hosted by Temple University and the Center for Media and Information Literacy.

The fourth annual MILID Week will be uniting diverse actors committed to promoting media and information literacy (MIL) as a way to foster social inclusion and inter-cultural dialogue. Stakeholders, international organizations, universities, associations, research groups and teachers from all around the world will attend to give momentum to the dialogue at a global level.

MILID Week offers opportunities to draw worldwide attention to how MIL helps empower citizens. It seeks to foster synergies among experts, academics, and other civil society actors and practitioners of MIL by encouraging them to work together. MILID Week is a platform for cooperation, debates and exchanges of experiences.

Contact:

UNESCO: Alton Grizzle, [email protected]

UNAOC: Jordi Torrent, [email protected]

MILID University Network and NAMLE: Sherri Hope Culver, [email protected]